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Network key / password

I have a router already installed for another wireless laptop, i just purchased another laptop and cannot connect because it ask for the sercurity key / passpharse, the router was installed over ayear ago i cannot remember the password is there a way to retrieve the password ?

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Network security key
Some later model wireless routers have the Password (ie.Encryption key) and the SSID already configured in the wireless router and this information is printed on a label on the bottom of the router.
These settings can be used to configure the wireless card and wireless adapters in your computer/laptop.
If these settings do not suit you, then it can be changed to suit your requirements.
The encryption key secures your data and wireless connection from unauthorized access.To configure the wireless settings in the router, connect a LAN cable from your computer to the wireless router, then open a Browser on your computer and enter the router's configuration IP address, then enter the admin login and password and then go to the wireless settings and configure the SSID and Encryption key.
The router's encryption key can be a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key.If you use the Passphrase method select either WEP or WPA or WPA2 to generate the encryption key. You can enter the WEP or WPA or WPA2 key with 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 Hex digits.
Most people use Passphrase which is easier to remember eg. I was born in January 1988.
The strongest and latest security is WPA2, the weakest and oldest is WEP. To connect to your wireless router from the computer/laptop, configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPA or WPA2 encryption key. Then computer/laptops can communicate with your wireless router.

Nov 30, 2012 | Routers

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How do i connect to my laptop


If you want to connect your laptop to the wireless router you can do it either wired or wireless, if you prefer to connect it wirelessly you need to know the Network Key (Passphrase) and the Network Name (SSID) of your router. For you to access your router you need to type to he address bar of your browser and it will ask you for a username and password. The default username is "leave it blank" and the default password is admin. Go to the wireless settings page check the SSID and the Network Key. Bare in mind that you can personalize your SSID and network key for you to easily remember it. Now that you already have the information needed go to your computer click on START then CONNECT TO, select the SSID of your router click on connect then enter your Network Key.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jan 27, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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We just purchased another laptop computer and cannot connect to the internet. I forgot my password. I have netgear as my wireless. How do I find my password.

The WPA encryption key (password) configured in the Netgear router's wireless settings. Go to your router's wireless settings to get this key and use this key to configure the laptop's wireless card.
NOTE - To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

Dec 04, 2010 | Routers

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I have loaded my PC with the SW for my F7D4302 Belkin Wireless Play Router and when I go in the other room to access my wireless laptop - the system asks for my network key and confirm key.

Hey hi dude. The router which you have installed recently in your system is password protected i guess. While installing the router software itself you will be asked to give some password in order to protect the router from 3rd party interference and to make it personalised for you. So just recollect the password which you have given that time and give the password to connect it. You can able to connect it. The problem is not with the distance between the router and your laptop.

Aug 02, 2010 | Belkin Wireless Play Router (F7D4302)

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I have a belkin router set up in my home and I just purchased a 2nd laptop but I am unsure how to add this new laptp to the connector

If you router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
To check the wireless settings of the router , you will need to access the router set up page. On the set up page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
Click Here for step by step instructions

Dec 27, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router

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I have wireless - router with built in dsl modem DGN2000. Working fine with my desktop but I have just purchased a laptop and have not been able to connect signal to it.

1. Dear! Check your notebook wireless settings and correct it if it is necessory.

2. Chekc your wireless router settings may it need to update for your notebook.

Good Luck

Sep 28, 2009 | Routers

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Securing our wireless connection

Hi … perhaps I can help..

There may be more than one way to set to set up security on this router. However, most routers accept manual configuration. There are four main steps to this:

1)Login to your router
2)Change the router password
3)Change the SSID, or network name

4)Enable WPA encryption.

Here the details (based on the Netgear Rangemax manual - if this is not your model, please check back):

Important note: use a wired (ethernet) connection to the router to set up wireless security.

1) Login to your router.
You have probably done this already, but here it is again for clarity. Type the router address in the address bar of a web browser. The default for this model is or you could try (or .net)

You are prompted for the username and password. If you have not changed the password, enter username: admin and password: password

This should bring up the configuration screen/user interface.

2) Change the router login password.
Under Maintenance in the left hand menu, go to Set Password. Set and confirm a new password. Click ‘Apply’ when finished.
Tip: write this on a label and stick it to the router.

3) Change the SSID (network name):
Under 'Setup', go to Wireless Settings. You should see the Wireless Network Name,or SSID, at the top. Change this from the default, NETGEAR, to anything you like – as long as you can remember it. It is case sensitive, and you can use up to 32 letters – but don’t use something that could identify you, or your location. Click ‘Apply’ when finished.

4) Enable encryption
Still in the Wireless Settings menu option, you should see the Wireless Security Options section. You have a number of options for encryption. Select WPA-PSK: though strictly speaking, the correct option depends on your wireless adapter. However, this is a good choice to start with.

Under Passphrase or WPA Key you should enter a long password, or passphrase, between 8 and 63 letters/numbers long. This can be any series of letters/ numbers, or you can use a phrase with numbers ( eg - 456HapPY2009toyou8892). It is case sensitive.

Note down the passphrase, or network key, carefully. You will need this to connect wirelessly. (The network key may also be called a WPA shared key, PSK, pre-shared key, authentication key, WPA key, WPA-PSK, security key). Click ‘Apply’ when finished.

That's it, you have done enough to secure your network, and can close the screen.

There are further security options to enable if you wish, but these three are the most important.

When you next connect wirelessly, you'll see the router with its new name in your 'available wireless networks'. When you attempt to connect, you are asked for the network key you set in Step 4. If all goes well, you can then save this and will connect automatically in future.

Hope this helps you. Please come back to Fixya if this doesn't work or if you need help with any of it.

Jan 06, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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My new laptop is asking for my "Network Key"?


your new laptop is asking a network key as you network(wireless) is a secured one.other laptops have this key already .in order to get the key,please open the internet explorer (or safari) in a working laptop and in the address bar type->>it will prompt you the username ,password page->>put "admin" as password and leave the username blank.once you logged into routers webpage,click on wireless tab and then click on wireless security subtab>>you can see the network key there.copy it or write down in a paper>>close that page.

--->>from the new laptop , try to connect,if it prompts network key--enter the key( you got from other laptop),and will connect and next time it will connect automatically.
thank you,

Dec 13, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Need a network key

Since you want to access the router setup page and get the wireelss security for your laptop you can try this:
Open a web browser like internet explorer or Netscape. Enter the ip address of your router in the address bar of your browser. In the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the ip address of your router. By default the ip address should be set to
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now. By default the username is blank, and the password is admin. Click the Ok button to log in to your router.
When you're already on the setup page of the router youc an go to Wireless tab and click on Wireless security and there you can find the security key that you need....

If the default password didn't work you need to reset the router by pressing the reset button for 15 seconds so it will be back to its default settings with default password which is admin.

But if you successfully log in to the router page just go to the Wireless tab and there you can find all the wireless settings of your router including the wireless security key...

Nov 28, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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No connection to desktop, but great connection to laptop???

Hi Lindsay,

The very first thing that you need to do is to personalize the wireless settings of your ultra range plus router. Since your laptop is wired directlty to the router and is working properly, you can access the router's GUI to personalize the wireless settings. Open internet explorer on the working computer and type on the address bar, you will be prompted to enter a username and password, by default there is no username and the password is "admin" if you have setup a password using the setup cd then use that one.
Now your inside the setup page of your wireless router, look for the tab the say's Wireless and below you will find four sub menu namely; Basic Wireless Settings, Wireless Security, Wireless Mac Address and Advance Wireless Settings.
Under Basic wireless settings change the Wireless Network Name(SSID) to something you prefer(this is a must).
For the Radio Band, set to Wide 40Mhz. Wide Channel(9), Standard Channel(11) now click on "Save Settings".
Now got to Wireless Security and for the Mode choose(WPA Personal/PSK Personal) Enter a 8 or more digit password under passphrase and click "Save Settings".

Now your done setting up your wireless router it's now time to connect your desktop wirelessly.

If your using a linksys wireless usb network adapter more or less you have also installed the WLAN Uiltility but personally I use the built in WLAN of XP and Vista.

Using the linksys WLAN Utility for to the Profiles tab and highlight default.
Click Edit and it will provide a list of available network(SSID) that your computer detects.
Select the name(SSID) that you provided the router earlier and click connect.
It will not prompt you to enter the WPA Key also known as passphrase(remember the 8 or more digit password) then click Connect to the Network.

You should now have a valid internet connection wirelessly on your desktop.

Oh and for your 2nd question the answer is No, since you already purchased and installed a wireless usb network adapter for the desktop computer you don't need to purchase a long ethernet cable or move the desktop to where the route is.

Hope this will help you get connected.


Jul 23, 2008 | Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless Routr...

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